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Street food festival fun at the BBC for the Commonwealth Games

Several hundred people attended Servest Group’s fantastic street food festival at the BBC’s New Broadcasting House in London last Friday in celebration of the Commonwealth Games. The farmers’ market-style event was open to BBC staff and to the public.

Delicious hot and cold food and drinks, inspired by a range of Commonwealth countries, was available from stalls in the piazza outside New Broadcasting House.

Servest, which provides catering to 18 BBC locations in the UK, laid on a BBQ using locally-sourced meat and served street food inspired by India. Other stalls included Pepper Coast, which served authentic Caribbean food, Mushemi Fire, which served chilli oils and dips, Giggly Pig, which served a hog roast, Semas Pizza, which served wood-fired pizza with Commonwealth country toppings, and Hummus Bros, which served healthy wraps and pulses.

Providing drinks were Costa Coffee, Innocent Drinks, Shaken Udder, serving milkshakes, Alibi Drinks, serving healthy drinks and Barr’s, serving mocktails.

Mark Johnson, Director of Catering at Servest, said: “The BBC has delivered outstanding video, radio and text coverage of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. In acknowledgement of this and to contribute to the spirit of this prestigious sporting event, Servest was absolutely delighted to arrange a street food festival to celebrate food tastes and trends from across the Commonwealth for BBC staff and the public.”

The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930, and takes place every four years. This year’s Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games saw 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 countries compete in 17 sports over 11 days, from 23 July to 3 August 2014.

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